Report: Jachai Polite’s stock takes ‘massive tumble’ after awful combine

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Before the NFL Scouting Combine, many analysts were high on the potential of Florida pass rusher Jachai Polite. After his performance on Sunday, that’s a thing of the past.

Polite showed up to the combine with more weight than he probably should and looked a bit on the pudgy side. He also ran an really poor 40-yard dash on Sunday (4.84 seconds) before citing an injury and opting out of the remainder of the drills.

Furthermore, he came across poorly when questioned about a couple of interviews, specifically with the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers.

Due to these factors, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report says Polite’s stock “is taking a massive tumble.” Miller wrote on Twitter than he had five texts from scouts about how poorly Polite interviewed, and one of them called his injury “bulls***.”

Once projected to be a first-round pick, one wonders what Polite can do to stay in the Day 2 conversation going forward. Potentially a one-year wonder at Florida, Polite racked up 11 sacks last year after posting just four in his first two years at the university.